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Cabinet Makers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

Cabinet makers use woodworking skills to create cabinets, shelving and furniture. The fundamental focus of cabinet makers is the production of cabinetry. Although they may also produce items that would not be recognised as cabinets, however the same skills and techniques apply. A cabinet may b

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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Top 5 Home Remodelling Trends in New Zealand

Posted 04/06/13

Here's two great questions to ask yourself. How much better your home would be to live in with a few upgrades? Would seeing the latest home remodelling trends in your property make you feel great? There’s no time like the present to start on some home renovations and improve the quality of your life

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

Kiwi parents have on average 1.9 kids, which works fine for those who have three bedroom homes. Except when you have more than two children, have guests over to stay or want to use a bedroom as a study or home office. That’s when adding on an extra bedroom for your kids is a great solution to gi

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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The Tiny Home Movement in New Zealand

Posted 18/03/15

The tiny home movement is a trend that seems to be here to stay. But why has this movement gained so much traction? Is it a genuine trend that’s both socially and economically advantageous? Or is it just the next not-so-big thing in house design?... Exploring NZ's tiny home movement Since

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8 Questions You Should Ask a Kitchen Contractor

Posted 23/04/13

Whether you are remodelling your kitchen or ripping it out, you need to speak with a kitchen contractor. You also need to have some ideas about what you'd like your new kitchen to look like.  Kiwi kitchens are often busy spaces where activities as diverse as socializing, preparing meals or doing

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Remove and replace deck

Posted 1 day ago

Remove old pergola. Remove and replace 2 areas of deck totaling approx 40m squared. Replace railing and steps where required. One area is currently tiles over old deck and serves as the main entrance to the house. Second area is currently painted timber and serves as BBQ area. Decks connect to house approx 1.5m above ground level.

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Grants to do list

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hang a floating timber shelf & fix the front door(aluminium door screws coming off the door jam) & put a gate into a fence & install a pantry on kitchen bench

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Bathroom leak repairs to frame and gib

Posted 3 weeks ago

Due to a pipe leak there is damage to wall frame and gib

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Wardrobe and interior doors

Posted 4 days ago

Hi i want to add Wardrobe door and interior doors. 2 interior and 1 wardrobe door

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Decking

Posted 1 week ago

Build a timber deck 2500 by ... at highest point

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Steps, Decking handrails

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have a small deck at back of house that needs steps replacing and handrails. We would also like it inspected to make sure safe and not rotten in other parts. This is not a big job and could suit a experienced handyman or retired builder

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Wooden Roofing Structure

Posted 1 month ago

We require a wooden structure to be built and have tinted custom glaze polycarbonate sheeting affixed to it to cover our 5m x 3m deck. The deck is on the 2nd storey of our home. Guttering and down piping will need to be also taken into account. We will supply all materials

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Dovetails

Posted 3 weeks ago

I am making a small box with drawers and want dovetail joints cut in the sides. It is untreated pine so should be easy to work with. No specific timeframe at this stage, it is still in the design process.

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Shelter for my outdoor hot water cylinder

Posted 4 weeks ago

Recently I had a new hot water cylinder installed outside. And I would like a small shelter, with door, built around it, to protect it from the outdoors. I would like the structure to fit in with my weatherboard home. Perhaps you've done something like this before, and have pics. Please contact me if you can provide me with an estimate. I do have other jobs that need completion around home, so this first job, may lead to more work. Thank you, Belinda

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Add Ballustrade in Cardeck

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there, I would like to query on how much will be the cost to add Balustrade in cardeck.Please see photo for reference. Regards, Will

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Decking steps and railing

Posted 4 weeks ago

I need my deck finished off - the size is 4m x 6.32m, Kwila decking. Needing steps on both sides and a railing. Steps on both sides, the measurements of which will need to be: Steps side 1: 3 x steps - Approx. 750mm high x 900mm deep by 2,200mm length Steps side 2: 2 x steps - Approx. 620mm high x 600mm deep by 2,200mm length Railing details: Up along 1 x side of each of the steps, and then wrapping around the whole deck - so sides of each steps plus 1,800mm x 6,320mm x 1,800mm. Would...

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Pergola In Ranui

Posted 1 week ago

We would like a pergola or canopy. 6-7metres in both length and width.

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Mitika Roberts

Posted 2 days ago

I am interested in getting a deck built around the side of the house to line up with the deck we currently have at the front of the house. Land is on a slope so will need to be leveled and may also need some wall retaining.

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Install beam inside window

Posted 1 week ago

I need a beam fitted inside the top of my window so I can have some blinds installed. The gap must be 2800 between the bottom of the beam and the sill. Large window in stairwell.

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Adam

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have three cedar weatherboards that need replacing and possibly the joists behind them at the back end of the house. A trench has been dug. Would like this done as soon as possible.

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Weatherboard / Drain Repair #2

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi. I've had a drain pipe break off behind the weatherboard which needs to be repaired. The only way to access the drain pipe and fix it is to cut some of the weatherboard, fix the drain and replace /repair the weatherboard again. I have attach photos of the broken pipe, the weatherboard and also a CCTV image of the broken pipe inside the wall. Will need plumbing as well as building knowledge

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Build Deck

Posted 1 week ago

Need a quote to build a Basic Treated Pine deck. Approx Dimensions 3m x 3m. Build directly on to Existing concrete slab. May Add some further options if within the budget, such as a flat bench for customers to sit and wait and a screen to conceal bins.

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Outside Deck

Posted 2 weeks ago

We currently have a grassed outside area, which we would like decked.

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Weatherboard - replacement of two weatherboards

Posted 3 days ago

A weatherboard has fallen off the cladding...it's high up so cannot be reached from ground level. It needs replacing, and advice about the rest of the cladding in that area. Thanks.

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Vaibhav

Posted 3 weeks ago

Wish to build a pergola of size 3x5 m. On my existing deck of same size. Want to cover it with polycarbonate roof.

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Recent carpentry reviews

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outside house carpentry repairs

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21st March 2019

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Restore the Deck, Replace the steps, Awesome!

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31st October 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Deck Enlargement

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12th March 2019

Workmanship
 4
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 4
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 4
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 5

Replace a floor joist

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26th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Urgent job to replace rotten floorboards due to leaking hot water tank

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24th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Replace x3 Floorboards & fix architraves

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15th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

braced wall 2

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20th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Repair water damaged floor boards

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16th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Repair or replacement of external steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th February 2019

Workmanship
 4
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Deck Privacy Screen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st November 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

New surface required for 2nd storey deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Deck rebuild in New Lynn

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Cedar exterior cladding

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New garden deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Convert cupboard door into a bookshelf

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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 5
Communication
 5

Balcony support replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th November 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Handrail above retaining wall approx 16m long

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 4

Elle's deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Replace wooden steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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REEF VIEW CONSTRUCTION LTD

Joined July 2017

We've been building new homes and renovating old ones for the last 10years. We deal with all aspects of carpentry big or small. Our team is trade qualified & LBP registered, insuring 100% satisfaction. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing it on a budget.

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Kiwi Facilities Maintenance

Joined November 2017

Hi we are a maintenance company consist of multi trade - Builders , Plumbers, Electrician and Electrical Inspectors with 20 years of experience. We do all job small or big with very competitive cost. We are very professional and work to meet deadlines for project completion to high standard. We pride ourselves on providing very competitive quote and then completing jobs on budget with workmansh...

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RM Landscapes Ltd

Joined January 2019

We exist to create gardens that our clients love. We work closely with our clients to deliver gardens that are beautiful, functional and soulful. Our project manager will communicate clearly throughout the process so that the construction experience is a positive one, paving the way for you and your family to enjoy your new Living Lounge.

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Handyman Services

Joined May 2017

General Repairs, Builds and maintenance around your home as well as Waterproofing. We have a range of professionals from Builders, Plumbers, Electricians, Landscapers and Handyman to provide you a complete solution for your Home, Property or Business. Get in touch with us for a speedy response and a competitive rate. Let the professionals take care of you!

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Lear builders limited

Joined March 2018

At lear builders we are committed to superior quality and results. We specialise in every aspect of building from renovations,new builds to decks, retaining walls, fences and bathrooms. Our team is hard working, very professional and motivated to deliver quality work we are proud of, done on time and budget.

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AllSorts Property Services

Joined January 2019

Born and bred in Auckland, Martin is a qualified cabinet maker and experienced professional. AllSorts Property Services can undertake property maintenance, odd jobs, decks, fences, retaining walls, painting & gardening services.

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L J Bourke Builders Limited

Joined February 2013

Hello, We have a combined qualified experience of over 40 yrs in the building trade , can cover all aspects : old and new housing and renovation .Any job small or large is not a problem , All our work is done true , to the NZ Building Code at a professional standard . Experience is detail restoration of old , factory accommodation ,stairways,and very good advice for all big and small area,s...

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Everlong Construction Ltd

Joined April 2018

Timber & Steel framing, wall framing, rafter, purlin, joists, ect Install substrate materials, wind barrier Eco-ply, RAB board, Hardie products, etc GIB fix & stopping Cladding, timber weatherboard, Hardie products etc Doors & windows fixing Finishing trims, timber Scotia, skirting, architrave Anything relating to carpentry

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MPV Building Services Ltd

Joined August 2011

Been living and working out west for over 30 years. I'm into doing it right first time. Satisfaction guaranteed. Dislike people being ripped off. Fully equipped utes for a quick no mess, no fuss job. All debris removed. Hard to find good reliable help these days. In my time I have done a multitude of various types of jobs and projects. Some of these include Walkways, Bridges, Stairways. Various...

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Smurf Village Builders

Joined January 2015

With over twenty years experience in renovating we pride ourselves on giving you a quality finish at a fair and affordable price. We can manage your project from concept to completion or provide you with help completing renovation needs. Whether it is a new bathroom, painting, landscaping or a new extension or new build - we offer excellent customer service; realistic pricing and sound advice ba...

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Auckland repairz

Joined December 2013

Hi, we are uk qualified with over 30 yrs experience. LBP carpenter & site 2. We specialize in repairs,bathrooms and modifications of existing homes, building through to painting.We are very flexible to your needs.

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Beacon Services trading as Beacon Signs Ltd

Joined September 2010

Hi, My name is Jim Nightingale, and by trade I am a signwriter. The trade of my choice has been called "the most involved trade" because believe it or not we have to clean/paint/build/prepare so many varying surfaces and situations that I do not have enough space here to bore you with! I believe that this gives me a perfect background for the various jobs advertised on this site. And being just 49...

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Half Price property Service

Joined March 2016

I have the multi skills to provide a honest ,fair service with reasonable price. Handyman Services - Aluminium Joinery repair or replace all components on all brands and ages of aluminium Joinery - Household repairs - General plumbing and drainage - Deck, fencing repairs - Painting jobs - big or small - Landscaping, section clearing - Graffiti removal - Leak Fix - Rubbish removal...

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DNA Construction Ltd

Joined April 2010

We have been building and renovating homes to a high level for over twenty years throughout the Auckland region. Over this time we have created close relationships with our sub- trades including design, plumbing, electrical and many more. All our work is guaranteed for ten years and is finished to the highest level. We pride ourselves coming in on budget & on time. DNA can complete your job from...

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Holmes Construction limited

Joined January 2017

About us We are a small team of qualified builders our specific areas of expertise include. New residential builds,renovations,alterations,bathrooms and out door spaces.Holmes Residential also offer a design/drafting service if you require plans for your project. We are professionals and strive to maintain a high caliber of workmanship and client satisfaction with each and every job.

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Project Management Auckland Limited

Joined February 2019

Hi, We are a company with more than 30 years of experience in the construction and demolition industry and strive for honest and happy relationships with all our clients. We are able to provide you with a professional environment whilst still cracking a joke here and there just to make the experience that more stress-less. We are able to provide you with very competitive prices and compl...

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Pohutukawa Property Improvements

Joined August 2016

Hi I am a Licensed Building Practitioner and have been building and Project Managing new housing for more than 25 years as well as specialising in renovations and alterations on older houses. I pride myself in completing a job to the highest standard, on time and to your satisfaction, whether it be a small alteration, full build or project management. I also have an inspection side of the compan...

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RSBuilding

Joined February 2015

9years experienced qualified builder, no job is too small, can build anything quality guaranteed. From alterations, renovations, stairs, decks, doors, windows, framing, concrete, kitchens, bathrooms, carports, verandas, fences, maintenance, plastering, painting, designed concepts. Fixed prices - planned/managed and built on time with a fixed price from the start. I can get the job done.

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MK Building & Construction

Joined November 2016

Hi. I have been building for 7 years for a very upmarket company in Auckland. Trying to go out on my own. I am very hard working and work with the utmost professionalism. While i have mainly done new build houses in the last few years, I am always keen to do smaller jobs.

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about concrete

Joined July 2011

LICENCED BUILDING PRACTITIONER Residential and/or non-residential concrete floors walls footings piles etc...FOUNDATIONS "Garea Pools Established in pool construction since 1980" Full project management or labour only options available. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority.

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